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How Do Low Testosterone Levels Affect Overall Health?

October 27, 2021

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is responsible for the development of male reproductive structures and sexual characteristics. Testosterone is also responsible for the fat distribution, sex drive, muscle size and strength, and bone mass. 

Testosterone levels in men naturally start dropping after about 25-30 years. Testosterone deficiency, also called male hypogonadism, is when the body’s sexual glands fail to produce enough Testosterone. About half of men have testosterone deficiency, or hypogonadism, by age 50. Male menopause and the physical changes caused by low Testosterone can be frustrating. 

Many lifestyle factors can affect Testosterone levels. Chronic illness or disease, stress, trauma, obesity, sleep apnea, and drug and alcohol use can cause low testosterone levels. Hormone imbalance is when Testosterone levels drastically decrease. Hormonal imbalance can affect men of all ages and affects overall health and wellbeing.  

Hormone levels are directly related to how you feel every day. Unbalanced hormones cause many men to suffer from uncomfortable symptoms like:

Erectile dysfunction or difficulty with erections

  • AnxietyYoung men having outdoor workout
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive (low libido)
  • Increased body fat (especially stomach fat)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Performance anxiety
  • Decreased amount of semen during ejaculation
  • Testicular shrinkage
  • Weak erections

If left untreated, low levels of Testosterone can increase the risk of cardiovascular health conditions and worsen chronic conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and high blood pressure.  

In our men’s health clinic in Virginia Beach, we treat men with low Testosterone levels with Testosterone injections on a weekly or biweekly basis. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men (BHRT) can reduce symptoms of low Testosterone. Testosterone Replacement Therapy for men can boost Testosterone levels and improve performance. TRT for men will increase low T levels, increase sex drive, and increase muscle strength. 

Testosterone injections at home are available! Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle is a low Testosterone specialist in Hampton Roads. He believes that TRT at home should be affordable, easily accessible, and safe. Testosterone Replacement Therapy for men at Fountain of You MD is the best low-cost Testosterone treatment. Our men’s wellness-focused clinic can help boost your low T levels so you feel better. 

Individual results may vary, but our patients note TRT benefits and advantages like:

  • Weight loss
  • Improved sexual performance
  • Harder erections
  • Increased sex drive (libido)
  • Happy mindset
  • Mental clarity 
  • Increased amount of semen during ejaculation
  • Increased energy levels
  • Fat loss

Testosterone Replacement Therapy can treat symptoms of low T so you feel like yourself again! Call us now to schedule your appointment to improve your low Testosterone levels and your life!

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